Category: Shopping Experience

She said she was raising money for murder victims. Instead she went shopping, cops say

“It’s not Christmas yet, but the Grinch has come to town.”

That’s how the Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest this week of 32-year-old Amanda Brown.

The Florida woman is accused of setting up a fake GoFundMe account to raise money for three murder victims and then spending the $11,915 she gathered on herself, the agency said.

Amanda Brown
Amanda Brown

According to the police report, Brown solicited funds on behalf of three Frostproof men who were killed on a fishing trip in July.

“She used my name, used my son’s picture to gather money that these people thought they were

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New in-store experience, more online deals

Walmart is gearing up for the busy holiday shopping season with a new experience.

Shopping will look different for many stores amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the retail giant announced Wednesday how it will change based on evolving customer needs.

Three key areas of Walmart’s updated experience include earlier holiday shopping deals, increased online sales, thousands of new staff hires and in-store safety guidelines.

As shopping interests have shifted toward “new normal” essentials, such as athleisure, sleepwear, exercise equipment and outdoor needs, Walmart is also making sure to increase inventory on these unexpected gifts.

There will also be more pet

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Amazon Prime Day: A brief history

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In just five years, Amazon took its celebratory summer sale Prime Day to record-breaking heights, each year increasing its total sales, allowing access to more countries and dominating a usually dormant online shopping period — that is, until coronavirus came along. During a normal year, shoppers across the world would log into their Amazon

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How to give yourself a stimulus payment (if Congress won’t)

How to give yourself a stimulus payment (if Congress won't)
How to give yourself a stimulus payment (if Congress won’t)

Congress still can’t get its act together on giving Americans more of those $1,200 coronavirus “stimulus checks,” similar to the direct payments made in the spring.

Another round of cash to relieve financial pain and stimulate the economy was missing from a COVID-19 relief bill that died in the Senate this month. Since then, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has proposed a $1.5 trillion package that includes new stimulus payments, but it’s not clear if the plan will go anywhere.

If you could use another $1,200 right now, don’t wait

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11 Finds Our Shopping Editors Were Obsessed With This Summer

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These are the finds that got us through the hot, hot summer. (Photo: HuffPost )
These are the finds that got us through the hot, hot summer. (Photo: HuffPost )

Welcome to “Would Recommend” — a collection of our shopping editors’ favorite finds on the internet, brought to you by HuffPost Finds.

It probably felt like a long, long quarantine summer — and it might have been the weirdest few months we ever saw, with socially distant picnics in the park and shopping at museum gift shops online rather than IRL.

In the summer, our

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